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Which Brand of Chocolate Chip Cookie Would You Buy?

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Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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In this activity, students will utilize measurement data provided in a chart to calculate areas, volumes, and densities of cookies. They will then analyze their data and determine how these values can be used to market a fictitious brand of chocolate chip cookie. Finally, they will integrate cost and taste into their analyses and generate a marketing campaign for a cookie brand of their choosing based upon a set sample data which has been provided to them.

General Information

Subject(s): Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Basic Calculators, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 3 Hour(s)
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: MEA, model eliciting activity, problem solving, area, volume, density, data analysis, inference
Resource Collection: STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.1112.RST.3.8: Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.
LAFS.1112.WHST.3.9: Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
LAFS.910.RH.3.7: Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
LAFS.910.RST.3.7: Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
LAFS.910.SL.2.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
LAFS.910.WHST.3.9: Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
MAFS.912.N-Q.1.1: Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
MAFS.912.S-IC.2.6: Evaluate reports based on data.
SC.912.N.4.2: Weigh the merits of alternative strategies for solving a specific societal problem by comparing a number of different costs and benefits, such as human, economic, and environmental.